ALL SCHOOL EVENTS/NEWS/CALENDAR

Tuesdays, January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st: Tuesday Talks at Elementary School from 8:00am – 9:00am
Wednesdays, January 11th, 18th, 25th: Wednesday Talks at TLC from 8:00am – 9:00am
Friday, January 13th: Mount Rose Youth Lessons Begin
Thursday, January 26th: Fourth Grade Play from 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday, January 27th: Elementary/Middle School Chinese New Year Assembly Celebration
Tuesday, January 31st: Middle School Open House from 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday, February 1st: TLC Open House from 8:00am – 11:00am and 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday, February 2nd: Elementary Campus Open House from 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, February 4th: PTA's Father Daughter Dance
February 20th – 24th: Ski Week, No School – Vacation Camp Available by RSVP

Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope that everyone had safe and happy holidays and enjoyed their Winter Break!

Parent Coffee with Administration: Join administration for coffee and one-on-one conversation on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the month of January. Tuesday Talks will be at the Elementary Campus from 8:00am – 9:00am. Wednesday Talks will be at TLC from 8:00am – 9:00am.

Re-Enrollment/Open Houses
: Re-enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year will be opening next week for current students and siblings. Please keep an eye out for information that will be coming home next week, and mark your calendars for our upcoming open houses. During our open houses you will be able to visit classrooms and meet with our teachers who are ready to show you our accelerated academics, small classrooms, and individualized writing instruction. Administration will also be available for tours and questions. We hope to see you there!

Hot Lunch: Our new hot lunch service, Farm Fresh Catering started this week with providing us healthy and organic lunches. All ordering is done directly through their website, farmfreshnv.com. All orders need to be submitted by the Sunday night prior to the week you are ordering for.

January Ski Program: Brookfield School will be participating in the Mount Rose Youth Lessons this year on Friday afternoons for interested students ages 4 - 13. Mount Rose is accepting registrations now, and space is very limited. Please visit: http://skirose.com/kidzrose-local-youth-programs/ and follow the instructions for registering for Friday 2:00 PM Ski or Snowboard. The 2017 Session II dates are Fridays 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3 and 2/10. Another 5-week session will start in March. While we try our best to organize a rideshare program for elementary and middle school students, we cannot guarantee transportation to and from the mountain. Please do not sign up your child for the program unless you can attend. If you are able to transport other students to and/or from the mountain, or if you are hoping to have your child ride with someone else, please contact the front office at 775-825-0257, ext. 2.


TLC NEWS

Mark Your Calendars!

January 6th: All School Assembly
January 11th, 18th, 25th: Wednesday Talks at TLC from 8:00am - 9:00am
January 13th: All School Assembly
January 20th: Grizzly Bear Class Assembly
January 27th: Polar Bear Class Assembly
February 1st: TLC Open House: 8:00-12:00 & 3:00-5:00
February 3rd: Ms. Gigi Chinese New Year Assembly-All School

We hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year! We are thrilled to welcome you all back to school and welcome to 2017!

We can't believe it, but re-enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is right around the corner! Be looking in your email and your child's folder for the re-enrollment packet. Please plan on attending our Open House on February 1st or Kindergarten at our Elementary Campus on February 2nd between 3:30pm – 6:00pm.

Join us for coffee with administration every Wednesday morning from 8:00am – 9:00am from January 11th – 25th.

We would like to remind everyone that we still go outside during the winter months, so please remember to bring jackets, hats, and mittens for your little one.

We are also thrilled to announce a new member to our TLC family, Ms. Allen. Ms. Allen was interning in our Teddy Bear Class and recently graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with her Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies. We are thrilled that she has agreed to be a part of our team and is now a co-teacher in the Teddy Bear Class! Welcome to the family!

We look forward to a wonderful 2017!!
Happy New Year!



Elementary CAMPUS/MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS

Middle School Ski/Board Club: Parent participation is needed with carpool, skiing, and lodge support. 4th – 8th grade students interested in skiing/boarding together on Friday afternoons as a group are invited to join Mrs. Johnson for Ski Club beginning Friday, January 13th. Students must be able, experienced skiers and have a season pass or buy lift tickets. All skiers/boarders will be released to the Middle School Multipurpose Room at 12:30 pm to have bag lunch and to change into ski wear. All drivers should depart the school by 12:45 pm and coordinate with Mrs. Johnson. Beginning skiers may carpool together, but once at Mt. Rose, they must be enrolled/participate in the Mt. Rose youth lessons. Students are not allowed to ski alone. Let your teacher or Mrs. Johnson know if you are interested.

Get it Together Math Lab: Ms. Leonard is continuing with our Get it Together Math Lab for 5th – 8th grade students Monday – Thursday, from 3:40pm - 4:40pm. Students interested in having fun while improving in math are encouraged to join. Please see Ms. Brumley for more information or to sign up.

Choir: Join us Friday! Dr. Flora is excited to kick off another semester leading the Brookfield Bear-i-tones. Choir will be held as usual this Friday, but keep an eye out in next week's newsletter for the upcoming choir schedule and the exciting things they will be doing.

Link for winter camps: https://kidscapeproductions.com/camps/
Link for Afterschool: https://kidscapeproductions.com/product-category/afterschool-classes/
Quick links:
Full session:
https://kidscapeproductions.com/product/brookfield-main-campus-improv-spring-2017-full-session/
1 hour drop in:
https://kidscapeproductions.com/product/brookfield-main-campus-improv-spring-2017-single-day-registration/
A fun 1 minute video on what we do and why we think it matters:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWRc78q5bzU


PTA NEWS

Save the Date! PTA's Daddy Daughter Dance will be on Saturday, February 4th.



OTHER IMPORTANT NEWS –

STATE OF NEVADA – Treasurers Office – Educational Savings Accounts(ESA) UPDATE


The Education Savings Account Program (ESA) provides a means for Nevada Parents with children enrolled in a public/charter school to choose a different option to meet their educational needs. A parent who wishes to choose an alternative to a public school simply can apply for an Education Savings Account and a percentage of what the state funds for their child's public education will be deposited into an account for that child. The funds can then be used for education related expenses at approved participating entities. Nevada's ESA program is being administered by the State Treasurer's Office (STO), who is responsible for establishing the regulations, timelines, and program successes.

A student must attend a Nevada public/charter school for at least 100 uninterrupted school days immediately prior to submitting an application for an account (OR under 7 years old). For more information on the program or to see eligibility requirements, please download a copy of our of the parent handbook on the web site http://www.nevadatreasurer.gov/SchoolChoice/Home/. ESA funds may be used for educational expenses such as: private school tuition, tuition at eligible institutions, distance education, curriculum, tutoring, fees, transportation, specialized services or therapies for students with a disability.

ESA Enrollment Period Now Open

Message from NPRI: Everyone who has completed an ESA application prior to this current registration period — whether in 2015 or 2016, through email, online or in hardcopy — will have to sign-in to the Treasurer's new ESA portal- https://esa.nevadatreasurer.gov/user/selected to verify and/or update their application in the new system.

To see if your application has been moved into the new system: Go to the portal's "forgot password" and enter your email. If your application IS in the new system, it will walk you through creating a new password. On the other hand, if your application ISN'T in the system yet, it will say "Email ID does Not Exist." This means the Treasurer has not yet transferred your data into the system, so be patient. Also, if you haven't received an email from the Treasurer asking you to come to the new site verify the information there, please DO NOT REAPPLY! Doing so could impact your eligibility.

Again, everyone who applied for an ESA before this current registration period, including those families who received an acceptance letter, must verify and/or update their applications through the new ESA portal. For those who've been asked to verify their information:

  1. Go to the Treasurer's ESA portal - https://esa.nevadatreasurer.gov/user/selected and click "Already a Member?"
  2. Use the same email address the Treasurer contacted you with as your Username.
  3. If you already have a password, enter it.
  4. If you do not remember or never had a password to the ESA portal, click on the "Forgot Password" tab and enter your email address. The Treasurer's office will send you an email with a Link to reset your password.
    Once in the portal, on the first page you will create your main dashboard. This is primarily parent information. This will be your dashboard to access all your children's accounts later.
  1. Verify that the information is correct. Make any changes that are needed (address, phone etc.…)
  2. Upload any missing documents, even if you previously supplied them.
  3. New documentation will be required to be uploaded for all applicants:
    • Report cards, letter from school or attendance record to prove 100 days of enrollment if over age seven
    • Proof of income
  4. Parents should mark themselves as a participating entity in order to receive reimbursements for allowable expenses paid up-front.
  5. If you want to keep your records private, be sure to checkmark the box indicating such.
  6. Once you've updated your page, locate your child's name in the "Select Student" drop down list and hit "Update ESA Account" to review that child's application
  7. Remember, verify the student information as it was at the time of application!
    • Do not change the age, grade, etc… to the current status. For example, if your child is a girl and was age 6 when you applied, but is now 7 years old. Make sure she's marked Female, but leave her age as 6 years old. That's how old she was on the date you applied.
  8. After you have gone through each "next" button and have updated all the student information and uploaded your documents, press "complete."
    • If you have missing information, the system will kick you back so you can correct it.
  9. Repeat the process for each child. If your child is not listed, it is because he/she is not yet in the system. (Don't reapply.)
    • If you have applied for multiple children and one or more of your children are not listed, don't panic! It just means the Treasurer has not yet completed transferring their information into the new system. Once again, do not reapply! The Treasurer will get everyone put into the system shortly.
  10. If you have any other problems, you can submit a ticket to the Help Desk.




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